Portuguese Wine

 

Portugal is best known for its fortified wines Madeira and Port. But there are also some outstanding examples of still wines, mostly from the north of the country where conditions are not as hot. The appellations are classified as D.O.C., Denominacao de Origem Controlada. 
 
Many factors contributed to what has become the modern Portuguese winemaking industry, such as the boom in Port shipping, the effects of the 19th century Phylloxera and oidium crisis and subsequent vine replantings and the rise of estates (quintas), not to mention joining the European Union in 1986.
 
The main still wine producing regions are the Douro, Dao, Bairrada, Vinho Verde, Terras do Sado and Alentejo. Much of the wine is produced with indigenous grape varietials, often with many in the blend, that give it distinct and delicious character. These include for whites: Loureiro, Arinto, Malvasia Fina and Alvarinho. For reds: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (Aragones), Baga, Castelao and Trincadeira Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Portugal View all

  • Periquita

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • Roriz

    The only classic variety of the Douro not indigenous to Portugal, Tinta Roriz is known in Spain, its birthplace, as T...

  • Touriga Nacional

    History of the grape: Touriga Nacional is produced as a still table wine, but is also one of the most important grape...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

Subregions of Portugal

  • Alentejo

      This region lies in southern Portugal, known mostly for its extracted, rich wines. The cli...

  • Douro

    This region, named for the river, is best known for its reds that are specially selected to go ...

  • Madeira

    Madeira is named after the island in Portugal where this unique wine is produced. It was discov...

  • Vinho Verde

    This region in northern Portugal is known for its dry, refreshing, low alcohol and lightly spri...

  • Açores

  • Alenquer

Popular Wineries in Portugal View all

  • Caves São João

    Allying family tradition and a history throughout generations to the most modern methods in produ...

  • Altano - Symington Family Estates

    Portugal's Douro Valley is one of the most spectacular wine growing regions in the world. Its bea...

  • Gazela

    GAZELA is a soft, light and refreshing Vinho Verde that goes well with life. GAZELA is an uncompr...

  • Quinta de Ventozelo

    Since 1999, Quinta de Ventozelo belongs to the Spanish group Proinsa. The property is located in ...

  • Quinta do Vallado

    Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the ...

  • Adega de Pegões

    1. It all started when the big landlord and beer magnate, José Rovisco Pais, donated his Pegões p...

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Portugal on Snooth

  • RBA-just like you have not had a good wine from Paso Robles I have not had a good one from Portugal although it does sound interesting. I look forward to your comments on it.  Read More

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  • Giroflé Branco Douro 2014

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    Really nice, food friendly Portugese white made up of viosinho, rabigato and malvasia. Lemon cream on the nose. Kind of creamy but not overly oaked or buttery. Decent amount of acidity, lemon cream, a touch of ripe pear, subtle herbal notes on the back end, and a medium finish. This went well with panko crusted snapper and roasted brussel sprouts. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Porca de Murca Douro 2013

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    Purpleish coloring with burgundy/red hues....looks just like fresh grape juice and has wee tiny bubbles upon pouring! Aromas of cassis, Earthy berries, soil and pith...dry overall. As this warms up, the flavors are dry, fruity, tobacco leaf, cherry, root spices and perhaps some dry premium cocoa. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and highly drinkable, ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Quinta Dos Aciprestes Douro DOC 2013

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    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Alandra Alentejo White NV

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    Wine review by AlandraFan


  • I am drinking a 2013 Porca de Murca, Douro Reserva from Portugal. The wine seems to be fine, clear sight, clean fruity nose, in the beginning its fine on the palate (maybe a lack of fruit compared to the nose)... everything but the finish. It has a weird bitter finish, very unpleasant. Its not the tart taste of tannins (even so it is pretty high... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bitter finish


  • Been a while since I've posted on this thread. Had a 2010 Elpenor red from ... ... Julia Kemper Wines, Dao, Portugal this evening.This is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro and Jaen.The nose is a bit syrah like, black cherry and a touch of smoke. In the mouth there are flavors of macerated black cherry, some green plum, a to... Read More

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  • Julia Kemper Dão Elpenor 2010

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    Nice, bright, fresh red from Portugal. This is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro and Jaen. The nose is a bit syrah like, black cherry and a touch of smoke. In the mouth there are flavors of macerated black cherry, some green plum, a touch of leather, fine grained tannins, nice acidity and a medium long finish. Excellent QPR... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Grainha Reserva Quinta Nova Douro Viosinho Gouveio Rabigato Fernao Pires 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Senhora Do Convento Proprietor's Red Blend 2012

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    More-blue-than-red purple color. Sort of an acidic nose. Quite soft on entry. Light flavors of blueberry and, maybe, cherry. Very light on tannin. Acid is present but not anything like the nose forecasted. Nice, uncomplicated easy-to-drink wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I love the wines and the people in Portugal.. they are trully wonderful, beautiful, loving and sincere people. Have a couple great friends that I have met on a social site. Known them for two years just chatting and talking on live chats. We have a good friendship. MAUH... abracos y beijos ;)

    Comment by 1121846didi 1121846 didi


  • it has fine wines to many for me to remember

    Comment by 874532vilasol 874532 vilasol


  • espiga wine please

    Comment by 874532vilasol 874532 vilasol


  • COLLARES IS THE BEST WINE OF PORTUGAL AND OF ALL THE WORLD !

    Comment by 355028JOJOBO 355028 JOJOBO


  • i love the countrys history and they have good food great wine

    Comment by 377720machita17 377720 machita17


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